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XML DOM localName Property


Node Object Reference Node Object

Definition and Usage

The localName property returns the local part of the name of a node.

For nodes of other types than ELEMENT_NODE, ATTRIBUTE_NODE, and nodes created with a DOM Level 1 method, the return value is always null.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The localName property is supported in all major browsers, except Internet Explorer.


Syntax

nodeObject.localName

Technical Details

Return Value: A String representing the local name of the node
DOM Version Core Level 2 Node Object


Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and returns the local name of the <title> elements:

Example

xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("books_ns.xml");

x = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('title');

for(i=0; i<x.length; i++)
  {
  document.write(x.item(i).localName);
  document.write("<br>");
  }

The output of the code above will be:

title
title

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